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  1. Add support for Configuration Manager Software Updates functionality

    When ConfigMgr is available, make sure the product can opt-in and leverage that functionality

    57 votes
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    1 comment  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Manage Updates directly from VMM

    Today is necessary approve the updates from WSUS and, after this step, on VMM but is not "good" procedure because is too long. Could be better use the engine of WSUS but manage the updates from VMM with the possibility to select what kind of updates see (critical, security / WS2012, WS2012R2)

    34 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Improve dangerous PowerShell CMDlets

    Right now you can easily remove all cloud services (VM Role deployments) because there is no confirm impact for the remove-cloudservice and remove-cloudresource cmdlets. Also whatif is not available.
    When running get-cloudservice | remove-cloudservice, everything is gone without any prompt for confirmation.

    25 votes
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    2 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. HNV Network Virtualization Policy Refresher

    Allow Policies of HNV gateways to be refreshed / reset for all or certain networks. Frequently virtualized networks get outdated and there is no way to reset the policies on all hosts / gateways or do any troubleshooting at all.

    13 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Make SMI-S more reliable

    SMI-S is not reliable enough to do bulk updates to storage array's and SAN fabrics. Many failures and unexpected wait times. Retries have to be build-in service templates for provisioning just because of this.

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Storage Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Make it possible to Live Migrate VMM with VMM

    Would be nice to be able to Live Migrate VMM through VMM and not have to use ClusterManager to move that VM.

    12 votes
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    6 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Simultaneous Live Migration from VMM Console

    When I need to live migrate a number of VM's (not all because we can place a host in maintenance mode), I'd like to multi-select those VMs and live migrate them together. Now I go back to FCM and do it from there.

    16 votes
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  8. HNV GW Cluster deployment / migration

    Ease the deployment of the HNV Gateway deployment. Now you can only deploy it through Service Templates. They are subject to many errors during the deployment. Also there is no way to easily migrate networks between gateways. there should be a option for that too

    9 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Network Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Rename the product to Datacenter Manager

    Rename the product in such a way that people understand that VMM is much more than a Hypervisor Manager - Suggestions: DataCenter Manager

    18 votes
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    declined  ·  3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Simplify ASR & WAP integration. Add ASR integration at host group level, not Cloud level to simplify DR for tenants

    The challenges today with ASR integration together with Azure Pack:

    Requires at least two management stamps (increases footprint and costs)

    Requires two Service Provider Foundation installations

    Requires two Windows Azure Pack environments (which can be comprehensive when it’s for production scenarios, especially service providers)

    Makes NVGRE complex for tenant workloads

    It’s the opposite of what's origin – which is democratization of Disaster Recovery scenarios

    DR is enabled at the Cloud level in SCVMM, which breaks the relationship between subscriptions, hosting plans for tenants in Windows Azure Pack

    Suggestion(s):

    Remove DR integration at the Cloud level in SCVMM

    Enable the DR…

    12 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. More flexibile service templates

    Today we are kinda locked-in when it comes to service templates and deployment of those. I would like to see more flexibility here, such as:


    • dynamically add/remove tiers and instances to an existing service template

    • better management capabilities of the entire service and each individual tier, such as live migration, patching, and DSC integration

    13 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Hyper-V Virtual Machine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Ability to remove/add dependency between Service Templates/Gallery Items and VMs with Powershell

    Also Service Templates and VM Templates should use tags, Familiy name and versioning to use Disk instead of attaching them directly

    11 votes
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    0 comments  ·  VMM Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. VMM GUI - Use IP-Pools for existing VMs

    currently is only about PowerShell possible to add a network adapter with an existing VM and assign the IP Address from a IPOOL. This standard task should be included in the GUI.

    2 votes
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  14. Remove features not up to par , and reduce vmm to best of hyper-v

    Remove VMware integration , Remove V2V and so on , and focus on the features set in Hyper-V.

    15 votes
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  15. Flexible poll settings in VMM pr host/host group

    today polling remote hyper-v hosts takes alot of bandwith , the ability to set poll frequency based on a host/host group would be a great option , or add the ability to set a host to push so it only pushes changes to reduce load

    11 votes
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    2 comments  ·  VMM Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Combine Service Templates with Gallery Items

    Make Service Templates in SCVMM interoperable with Gallery Items in the WAP

    8 votes
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  17. Add support to manage docker on Windows vNext

    Since MS announced support for Docker, make sure SCVMM will support docker container deployment from day 0

    17 votes
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  18. Host Group Overview: Available Resources

    I think it would be great if instead of pretty useless "overall MB\s" and "monthly storage MBPS" we could see an overview of available resources for a host group:
    - Storage (Used\Available for Placement)
    - Memory (used\available for new VMs)
    - Top N hosts running out of resources (3-5 hosts)
    - Top N free hosts (2-5 hosts)

    1 vote
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  19. Cluster Deployment -> Logical Switch Deployment / Static IP address assignment

    If a Hyper-V cluster is created with VMM you can only create a Standard Switch on all Hyper-V hosts. It would be better to select a Logical Switch here.

    Another pain point is the assignment of a static IP address to the cluster. In the 2012 R2 release sometimes it works that the option will be visible sometimes not. A drop down menu where I can choose between DHCP or static assignment would be better.

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Host Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. VMM Dependency Report and Deletion Tool

    Removing objects from VMM quickly becomes a nightmare with all dependencies. To quickly get an overview of the hierarchy and dependencies a VMM Dependency Report would be very helpful. Also interactively deleting objects taking into account dependencies could be an improvement here.

    9 votes
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